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Ancient Marine Reptiles - 97 edition

Ancient Marine Reptiles (ISBN10: 0121552101; ISBN13: 9780121552107)
ISBN13: 978-0121552107
ISBN10: 0121552101

Summary: Vertebrate evolution has led to the convergent appearance of many groups of originally terrestrial animals that now live in the sea. Among these groups are familiar mammals like whales, dolphins, and seals. There are also reptilian lineages (like plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, mosasaurs, thalattosaurs, and others) that have become sea creatures. Most of these marine reptiles, often wrongly called "dinosaurs", are extinct. This edited book is devoted to these ex ...show moretinct groups of marine reptiles. These reptilian analogs represent useful models of the myriad adaptations that permit tetrapods to live in the ocean.

  • First book in more than 80 years devoted exclusively to fossil marine reptiles
  • Documents the most current research on extinct marine reptiles
  • Prepared by the world's most prominent experts in the field
  • Beautifully illustrated
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Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Print On Demand
Publisher: Academic Press, Inc.
Year Published: 1997
International: No

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